Summer showing doesn’t have to be a miserably sweaty affair. Thanks to these pieces, you can canter down centerline or up that outside line with a smile.
R.J. Classics Harmony Mesh Show Coat
Listen, if you’re still out there wearing your grandmother’s wool show coat, we’re here to pass along some good news: There’s a better way. The Harmony Mesh Show Coat is fully competition- ring ready, thanks to its classic three-button styling and Italian jersey front panel, and you’ll be the coolest competitor in your class thanks to its fully breathable mesh panels. The coat is machine washable and features vertical zipper pockets. Available in numerous colors, including dark berry (pictured), in sizes from 00 short to 16 long; $279. RJClassics.com.
Sync Equestrian Elevate Full-Seat Breeches
White breeches have long been considered a necessary evil, and we’ve all experienced the horror of discovering a pair is completely see-through at the end of a show day. Sync Equestrian brings a solution to this age-old problem, presenting the Elevate white breeches that are lined with black fabric to fully conceal anything you might rather be left unseen. The breeches still keep you cool thanks to their breathable and buttery soft—but highly durable—fabric. Featuring four-way stretch and 4D compression technology. Available in XS- 3XL; $129. SyncEquestrian.com.
The Devon Helmet
You don’t have to sacrifice protection for style with the Devon helmet collection! Comfortable enough for everyday riding, with a contemporary design ready for the show ring. Choose from two on-trend finishes, brilliant Sparkle or velvety UltraMatte, both complete with the added protection of the Mips Safety System. Perfect for summer riding, eight strategically placed cooling vents channel air from front to back to keep you cool in the ring. Both styles are available with a classic traditional brim or a generous wide brim for additional sun protection. Shop the Devon collection here: tipperaryequestrian.com
Romfh Ladies’ Signature Show Shirt & Men’s Show Polo
Even if you have the coolest show coat in the world, if what you’re wearing underneath doesn’t wick sweat and provide proper airflow, you’re still going to overheat. Avoid that issue with the Ladies’ Signature Short-Sleeve Show Shirt ($85.95) and Men’s Short-Sleeve Show Polo ($79.95), both of which feature Romfh’s ChillFactor cooling fabric plus Powerfresh, an antimicrobial treatment that’ll keep your shirt smelling fresh for multiple seasons. Both can be worn under jackets, but they’re stylish and functional on their own too. Romfh.com.
Sukeen Cooling Towels
These inexpensive towels stay cool for up to three hours, making them the perfect accessories to keep by the ring and at your horse’s stall for days you’re showing in the heat. To use just soak the towel, wring it out, and then snap it. Available in a four-pack set; $17.99. Sold at Amazon.com and numerous other online retailers.